Can you convert a 2×10 to a 1×10?
Not only do you have to replace the chain, crank, cassette, shifter, and derailleur, most folks will also need a new rear wheel hub to mate with the cassette–which means either a new rear wheel or at least a full wheel rebuild.
Do I need a Bashguard?
Not necessary. If you’re riding spots where your are climbing over rocks and banging you chainring to the point where you are doing damage, then I’d consider it. If you’re not hitting your chainring on stuff, don’t bother.
Can triple crank convert to single?
You can certainly remove the rings (and tighten the derailer limits), and doing so would not generally change the chainline. You might need to insert spacers (washers) if you don’t buy new bolts, but that’s about it.
How long do MTB drivetrains last?
Mostly, mountain bike drivetrain can last up to 15000km before it gets one replacement cycle, drivetrain components vary in life span, the chain is the fastest worn part followed by cassette and chainrings, the chain should be replaced when it reaches 0.75% of a stretch when both cassette and chainrings should be …
How much does your chainring setup weigh?
By the time you’ve fitted a single chainring which invariably weighs more than the ramped one it replaces, and run either a 1x chain device or a bashring and jump stop the setup probably weighs within 100g of a more normal setup. I run a 36 with 11-36, racier bike, and fairly fit rider.
What does 1×10 mean on a rear wheel?
The number after the `x` is the number of cogs on your rear wheel, the latest tech is at 11 cogs, for example 1×10 is a system that consits of one chainring and 10 cogs on your cassette. 1x system is simple, with only one chainring you don’t have to worry about chain drop that most of the time happens on the front derailleur.
How much does a 32T chainring and guard cost?
The kit (listed at $72 MSRP) is said to include a 32t chainring and guard. There’s no photo on the website, and I assumed there was a 32t chainring that could be attached to the inner chainring bolt holes while the guard would attach to the outer bolt holes. But it didn’t matter how it worked–my LBS couldn’t track down the part.
Is dropping down to a single chainring up front a good idea?
Dropping down to a single chainring up front isn’t for everyone, but for many riders it might just scratch an itch. And with a simple conversion like this, you can always go back if you don’t like it! Jeff co-founded Singletracks.com with his wife Leah (mudhunny) in 1999.